Trinity’s nursing program provides excellent preparation for the demands of today’s changing society. With healthcare in North America undergoing rapid transformation, coupled with the rising costs of hospital care, there is a greater demand for more community and home-based care alternatives. These transitions require the nursing profession to respond in new ways, including educating more nurses who are flexible in their approach to health care.
Clinical portions of the nursing program at Trinity are held in area hospitals, intermediate care and rehabilitation facilities, community health agencies, home health agencies, schools, and clinics.
After completing the general education curriculum and learning the basics of human health in nursing prerequisites, you will focus on nursing structures: understanding health problems and diseases, promoting health, planning and providing care, assessing the needs of patients, and building basic nursing skills. The capstone requirement is met in the senior year, and the field experience requirement is met through the clinical component of the nursing program.
Trinity’s philosophy of nursing centers on the belief that every person is created in the image of God. Our career is a calling to treat patients with dignity, respect, compassion, and competency. This truth forms the basis of our teaching in the nursing program, which focuses on holistic care, healing the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of individuals. As part of the nursing program, faculty members and fellow students will help you develop your God-given talents, skills, and abilities to become a servant leader in the nursing profession.
Trinity Christian College has a respected nursing program and a reputation to match. Trinity nursing graduates are educated to meet high professional standards, and have secured jobs in a variety of clinical settings. Alumni have also participated in world wide missions as registered professional nurses. As a Trinity graduate, you can provide compassionate care to people in a variety of environments, such as rehabilitation, trauma, cancer, intensive care, long-term care, and other community and acute care settings. Alumni have also successfully completed advanced degrees and certification programs.
The mission of the Department of Nursing is to prepare academically and clinically excellent professional nurses for a lifetime of Christ-like service to others, integrating the values of a liberal arts education with professional preparation. This mission is evident and integrated throughout the courses required for the nursing major and developed as electives by the department.
As clinical competence is a critical component for the nursing major course-work, all clinical evaluation tools reflect the mission by evaluating the student’s ability to ‘Practice nursing in an ethical, professional, and Christian manner.’